Friday, August 19, 2022

Tag: Sport

Natural, The (1984)

Title: The Natural
Rating: PG
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Written by: Roger Towne and Phil Dusenberry
Based on the novel by: Bernard Malamud
Starring: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, and Glenn Close
Release Date: 5/11/1984
Running Time: 138 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

An unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary baseball player with almost divine talent.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Way Back, The (2020)

Title: The Way Back
Rating: R
Directed by: Gavin O’Connor
Written by: Brad Ingelsby and Gavin O’Connor
Starring: Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins, Janina Gavankar, Glynn Turman, Brandon Wilson, Will Ropp, Charles Lott Jr., and Melvin Gregg
Release Date: 3/6/2020
Running Time: 108 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full university scholarship, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, Jack is spiraling down, triggered by an unspeakable loss, costing him his marriage and any hope for a better life.

When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, which has fallen far since his glory days, he reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself. As the boys start to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront the demons that have derailed him. But will it be enough to fill the void, heal the deep wounds of his past, and set him on the road to redemption?


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Patrick, Kaelaine, Simeon, Dominic, and Jesse for this submission


Ford v Ferrari (2019)

Title: Ford v Ferrari
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: James Mangold
Written by: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, and Jason Keller
Starring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, and Ray McKinnon
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Running Time: 152 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Special thanks to William and Gary for this submission


Waves (2019)*

Title: Waves
Rating: R
Directed by: Trey Edward Shults
Written by: Trey Edward Shults
Starring: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, Alexa Demie, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Sterling K. Brown
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Running Time: 135 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Dedication: To Ashley (Bumble Bee) Myers. Thank you. I love you.

Memoriam: In Memory of Bill Shults

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Diego Maradona (2019)*

Title: Diego Maradona
Rating: NR
Directed by: Asif Kapadia
Starring: Diego Armando Maradona, Diego Maradona Jr., and Claudia Villafañe
Release Date: 9/20/2019
Running Time: 130 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee and for seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football genius and the most dysfunctional city in Europe were a perfect match for each other.

Maradona was blessed on the field but cursed off it; the charismatic Argentine, quickly led Naples to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams. But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased whilst performing miracles on the pitch, but when the magic faded he became a prisoner of the city.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Special thanks to Jay for this submission


Britt-Marie Was Here (2019)?

Title: Britt-Marie Was Here
Rating: NR
Directed by: Tuva Novotny
Written by: Anders Frithiof August, Øystein Karlsen, and Tuva Novotny
Based on the novel by: Fredrik Backman
Starring: Pernilla August, Vera Vitali, and Peter Haber
Release Date: 9/20/2019
Running Time: 94 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Britt-Marie, 63 years old, has just left a 40 year old marriage and her long life as a house wife. Being told she is a nagging passive aggressive aunt, the new, only job, in small town Borg will be quite challenging. Small town of Borg has no pride left except the young soccer team, and Britt-Maries new job is to coach them. This is the start of a journey filled with struggles, challenges but also warmth and love.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown


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Bennett’s War (2019)

Title: Bennett’s War
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Alex Ranarivelo
Written by: Alex Ranarivelo
Starring: Michael Roark, Trace Adkins, Ali Afshar, and Allison Paige
Release Date: 8/30/2019
Running Time: 95 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Marshall Bennett (Michael Roark) is a young soldier with the Army Motorcycle Unit who survives an IED explosion in combat overseas, and is medically discharged with a broken back and leg and sent back to the U.S.

When he gets home to his family farm, he discovers that his dad, Cal Bennett (Trace Adkins), is behind in the mortgage and may lose the farm. Against all odds, Marshall Bennett pledges to help his family by the only means he knows how, as a motocross racer. Allison Paige plays Sophie Bennett, Marshall’s concerned wife, and Ali Afshar is Cyrus, Marshall’s mentor.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Tony for this submission


Brian Banks (2018)*

Title: Brian Banks
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Tom Shadyac
Written by: Doug Atchison
Starring: Aldis Hodge, Sherri Shepherd, Greg Kinnear, Morgan Freeman, Melanie Liburd, Tiffany Dupont, Dorian Missick, and Xosha Roquemore
Release Date: 8/9/2019
Running Time: 99 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The inspirational true story of Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge), an All-American high school football star committed to USC who finds his life upended when he is wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Despite lack of evidence, Banks is railroaded through a broken justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. Years later, with the support of Justin Brooks (Greg Kinnear) and the California Innocence Project, Banks fights to reclaim his life and fulfill his dreams of playing in the NFL.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Russian Five, The (2018)*

Title: The Russian Five
Rating: NR
Directed by: Joshua Riehl
Written by: Keith Gave, Joshua Riehl, and Jason Wehling
Starring: Sergei Fedorov, Vladimir Konstantinov, Slava Kozlov, Slava Fetisov, Igor Larionov, Jimmy Devellano, Jim Lites, Steve Yzerman, Darren McCarty, and Jeff Daniels
Release Date: 4/11/2018
Running Time: 102 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings hockey team was a laughing stock, often called the “Dead Wings.” After a wealthy pizza magnate bought the failing franchise, he appointed an unorthodox General Manager to build a championship team. Throwing off conventional wisdom, the new GM looked to America’s mortal enemy in the Cold War, the Soviet Union itself. Through a plot that sounds like a spy novel, the Red Wings organization brought on one Russian after another, sneaking them out under cover of night and whisking them to the Motor City, only to find that the new players faced another problem: Integration.

The film follows the stories of the five Russian players that emigrated to America, took root in Detroit, Michigan, and struggled to fit in, all while training day and night to become Stanley Cup champions. The new immigrants had to learn to communicate with their teammates, assimilate into the culture, and become Americans. Yet, along the way, the Russians began to teach the rest of the team the core of Soviet hockey, and better still, they started winning.

The Russian Five is the true story of immigrants that became American heroes, teammates that became family, and a scrappy, resilient city that became Stanley Cup Champions, twice. It’s a story about hopes and dreams becoming reality, and the harsh reality of dreaming big. The names Fedorov, Larionov, Fetisov, Kozlov, and Konstantinov are legend now in the Motor City and their influence is still felt throughout the National Hockey League today.

And all because a few brave people decided to set aside national identity to reach for the stars.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Memoriam: In Loving Memory
Mike Ilitch
Dave Strader
Dr. John Finley
Bryan Murray

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Last Whistle, The (2019)

Title: The Last Whistle
Rating: PG
Directed by: Rob Smat
Written by: Rob Smat
Starring: Brad Leland, Jim O’Heir, and Deanne Lauvin
Release Date: 6/28/2019
Running Time: 87 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?
When the all-star player of the local high school football team collapses during practice, all eyes turn to the storied head coach. Instead of mollifying the situation, the coach tries to maintain the team’s winning streak. The town turns against him, leading to a lawsuit from the player’s mother.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: After the credits, there’s a note explaining Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HMC).


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